Mathematics is vital to the physical and engineering sciences, and very significant in the economic, social and biological sciences. It is the essential tool with which scientists formulate theories and analyse their consequences.
Our well-thought-of programme consists of two main threads which progress throughout the four years of study; Analysis and Algebra. In addition, in the first two years we teach several courses on foundations. In the final two years we broaden our offer to other areas of Mathematics such as Topology and Geometry.
Mathematics is a powerful universal language used to describe situations in abstract terms. At the heart of manipulation with abstract mathematical objects are precision, logical thinking and reasoning skills. Studying and doing mathematics requires a high level of communication skills. Employers highly value these skills and the subsequent versatility of our graduates. Both the MA and BSc Mathematics degrees study the same core courses. The difference comes in the choices that students can make through their optional courses.
Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)
3 September 2018
Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; Written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses.
Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|A level||B B B||
For First Year Entry a minimum of 3 A Levels at BBB or 4 AS at AABB.
For Second Year Entry a minimum of an A in the subject selected for Single Honours plus BB, or AB in the subjects selected for Joint Honours plus a further B.
In addition A Level Maths is required, as well as GCSE in English or English Language.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||
A minimum of 5H at AAABB obtained in a single sitting, including Mathematics and Physics. The grading within band B must be at B2 or above.
English or English Language at a minimum of Ordinary Level is also required.
|Scottish Higher||A A B B||
Minimum of 4 Highers at AABB obtained at a single sitting or 3 Advanced Highers at BBB. Those seeking to qualify over two sittings will be expected to exceed this minimum. In addition Higher Maths is required.
Also required: English at Standard Grade 1, 2 or 3 or National 5 at Grades A, B or C.
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||
For entry into First Year, a minimum of 32 points required, including at least 5,5,5 at HL, which must include Mathematics and Physics.
For entry into Second Year, a minimum of 36 points, including 6, 6, 6 at Higher level, including Mathematics and Physics.
English at a minimum of Standard level required.
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||Listening - 5.5 or above Reading - 5.5 or above Speaking - 5.5 or above Writing - 6.0 or above Overall - 6.0|
|PTE Academic||54.0||Listening - 51 or above Reading - 51 or above Speaking - 51 or above Writing - 54 or above Overall - 54 or above|
|TOEFL (iBT)||78.0||TOEFL DI code is 0818: Listening - 17 or above Reading - 18 or above Speaking - 20 or above Writing - 21 or above Overall - 78|
In all cases, all English language qualifications must be taken within two years of the start date of your desired degree.
Undergraduate Degrees - English Requirements are detailed here:
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|EU||£1,820 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
|Scotland||£1,820 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.